Appendix A
Biographies of Committee Members

RADM David J. Nash, Chair, USN Civil Engineering Corps (retired), was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007 for leadership in the reconstruction of devastated areas after conflicts and natural disasters. He has established a consultancy, Dave Nash and Associates, and is also the president of BE&K Government Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of BE&K, Inc. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, BE&K is a privately held international design-build firm that provides engineering, construction, and maintenance services for process-oriented industries, commercial real estate projects, and the U.S. federal government. In 2003 and 2004, RADM Nash served as the director of the Iraq Reconstruction Program. He was formerly president of PB Buildings and manager of the Automotive Division of Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc. RADM Nash completed his 33-year career in the U.S. Navy as the chief of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and chief of civil engineers. He previously served as vice chair of the NRC Committee on Business Strategies for Public Capital Investment, which produced the study Investments in Federal Facilities: Asset Management Strategies for the 21st Century. He is a member of the National Academy of Construction, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Society of Quality Control.


William W. Badger is the director of and a professor at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. Dr. Badger has led and managed the school, which is in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, since 1987. Before joining the school, Dr. Badger had a distinguished 26-year career in the



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Appendix A Biographies of Committee Members RADM David J. Nash, Chair, USN Civil Engineering Corps (retired), was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007 for leadership in the reconstruc- tion of devastated areas after conflicts and natural disasters. He has established a consultancy, Dave Nash and Associates, and is also the president of BE&K Government Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of BE&K, Inc. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, BE&K is a privately held international design-build firm that provides engineering, construction, and maintenance services for process-ori- ented industries, commercial real estate projects, and the U.S. federal government. In 2003 and 2004, RADM Nash served as the director of the Iraq Reconstruction Program. He was formerly president of PB Buildings and manager of the Automo- tive Division of Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc. RADM Nash completed his 33-year career in the U.S. Navy as the chief of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and chief of civil engineers. He previously served as vice chair of the NRC Committee on Business Strategies for Public Capital Investment, which produced the study Inestments in Federal Facilities: Asset Management Strategies for the st Century. He is a member of the National Academy of Con- struction, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Society of Quality Control. William W. Badger is the director of and a professor at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. Dr. Badger has led and managed the school, which is in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, since 1987. Before joining the school, Dr. Badger had a distinguished 26-year career in the 

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 CORE COMPETENCIES FOR FEDERAL FACILITIES ASSET MANAGEMENT U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving in China, Viet Nam, Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the United States. Before leaving the Army he was colonel and chief engi- neer for the United States Military Academy at West Point, from 1983 to 1985. At the academy he was responsible for all planning, engineering, construction, and maintenance. His current research interests include construction manage- ment, contracting, construction financial management and cost control, computer applications in construction, and facility operation and management. Dr. Badger holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Auburn University, an M.S. in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in soil mechanics from Iowa State University. Jennifer J. Compagni is a human resources consultant assisting clients to develop and implement HR processes, including compensation programming and perfor- mance, position competency models, management structures, communications plans, and leadership development. Prior to establishing her consultancy she was vice president for human resources at Revlon, Inc., where her work included leadership development and team building. She also held senior management posi- tions at Warner-Lambert/Pfizer and ADAMS USA. Ms. Compagni holds a B.A. in economics from Siena College and a master’s in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. Dennis D. Dunne is president of dddunne & associates, a consulting firm head- quartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Dunne is the former chief deputy director for the California Department of General Services. His 25-year career was spent creating, organizing, directing, and consulting with large public sector depart- ments centered on the built environment. The thrust of these efforts was the devel- opment of a customer-driven, continuously improving, life-cycle-oriented culture. As chair of the Policy Executive Committee, he helped develop the Excellence in Public Buildings Initiative, which expresses California’s commitment to a set of policies, guidelines, procedures, and practices that will lead to sustained excel- lence in the planning, design, construction, operation, and performance evaluation of public buildings. Mr. Dunne has also been a consultant to government agencies and construction and architectural firms and has facilitated strategic planning, project management development, and construction partnerships. He was also the General Services Agency director for Santa Clara County, California, and vice president for support services for Kitchell CEM. Mr. Dunne is a member of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Research Council. Martin A. Fischer is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineer- ing and the director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University. His research is in the area of construction management tools, with spe- cific interest in the formal, computer-interpretable representation of construction

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 APPENDIX A knowledge and design. Current research topics are model-based constructability analysis; linking design and construction with construction method models; product, process, and organization prototyping for concurrent engineering; collab- orative four-dimensional, computer-aided design; and integrated management of construction and facility information. He has a diploma in civil engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and an M.S. in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Stanford University. Michael J. garvin, Ph.D., P.E., is an assistant professor in the recently estab- lished Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. His research and education pursuits are geared to fundamentally changing how institutional owners, such as the Department of Transportation and universities and federal agencies, make constructed (or real) asset investment and financing decisions. His current research projects are developing decision support systems for portfolio-level facilities investment and financing decisions and identifying best practices for public-private partnership arrangements through case-based research. Dr. Garvin is a 2004 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engi- neers, which is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. He is also currently a member of ASCE’s Construction Research Council and its Infrastructure Systems Committee, is on the editorial board of the journal Public Works Management and Policy, and is a specialty editor for the case studies division of the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. Alex K. Lam is vice president for global learning at CoreNet Global, a worldwide nonprofit association with a mission to advance the effectiveness of its members in delivering value to their corporations through the strategic management of corporate real estate and workplace resources. Mr. Lam conducts the Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) professional designation seminars in the Asia- Pacific region for CoreNet Global. He is also the founder of and the chief inter- national director at The Workplace Institute, a think tank for workplace thought leaders. Prior to becoming a trainer/consultant, he served 23 years as general manager of facilities at Bell Canada, where he led a team of 379 professionals and was responsible for an annual operating budget of $70 million. Mr. Lam holds a B.Arch. from McGill University and a master’s degree in theology from Ontario Theological Seminary. Karlene H. Roberts is a professor in the Haas School of Business at the Univer- sity of California, Berkeley, and a research psychologist at Berkeley’s Institute of Industrial Relations. Dr. Roberts has expertise in the design and management of organizations and systems of organizations in which errors can have cata- strophic consequences. The results of her research have been applied to programs

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 CORE COMPETENCIES FOR FEDERAL FACILITIES ASSET MANAGEMENT in numerous organizations, including the U.S. Navy and the Coast Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control System, NASA, and the medical industry. Dr. Roberts has published on a wide range of organizational risk management issues. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Associa- tion and the American Psychological Society. She has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. David H. Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at American University. Dr. Rosenbloom has also taught at the University of Kan- sas, Tel Aviv University, the University of Vermont, and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. He has more than 150 published works focusing on public administration, law, administrative theory and history, bureaucratic politics, and public personnel issues. In 1992, he was appointed to the Clinton-Gore Presi- dential Transition team with responsibilities for federal personnel policy and the Office of Personnel Management. In 1969, he was an American Society for Public Administration fellow at the U.S. Civil Service Commission. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and the recipient of numerous awards. He was editor in chief of the Public Administration Reiew from 1991 to 1996 and currently serves on the editorial boards of about a dozen leading public administration journals. Dr. Rosenbloom received a B.A. from Marietta College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He also received an honorary doctor of law degree from Marietta College. Richard L. Tucker is the Joe C. Walter, Jr., Chair in Engineering (emeritus) at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the board of directors for Hill and Wilkinson, Inc., Integrated Electrical Services. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of numerous professional societies and associations, including the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Asso- ciation of Cost Engineers, and the American Society for Testing and Materials. Dr. Tucker’s awards and honors include the Construction Engineering Educator Award from the National Society of Professional Engineers; the Ronald Reagan Award for Individual Initiative, Construction Industry Institute, 1994; the Michael Scott Endowed Research Fellow, Institute for Constructive Capitalism, 1990; and the Carroll H. Dunn Award, Construction Industry Institute, 1997. He has published numerous items over four decades and recently wrote “Communicat- ing in Construction: The Path to Project Success,” Chapter 1 of the 1996 Wiley Construction Law Update. Dr. Tucker has a B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. James P. Whittaker is president of Facility Engineering Associates, P.C., where he specializes in asset management and facilities management technologies.

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 APPENDIX A He is an adjunct professor in the George Mason University certificate program in facility management and has presented courses for the International Facility Management Association and the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) on facility management technologies and the definition of facility management core competencies. He serves on the advisory board of Brigham Young University’s facility management degree program. His consulting services include evaluation of the effectiveness of facility management organizations and resource analysis for government and industry. He is a frequent contributor to the “Asset Management” column in APPA’s Facility Manager. Mr. Whittaker holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Vermont and a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. Norbert W. Young, Jr., is president of the McGraw-Hill Construction Informa- tion Group, where he is responsible for building relationships with owners, key design firms, and construction firms and for partnering with the product devel- opment, technology, sales, marketing, and production functions. Before joining McGraw-Hill, Mr. Young spent 8 years with the Bovis Construction Group, where he was president of Bovis Management Systems, which provided construction and project management services for both private and public sector clients. He was instrumental in creating an integrated approach to delivering preconstruction ser- vices, which became the standard for Bovis’s operations in the United States. He started his career as an architect and gained 12 years’ experience in a wide range of building types and projects. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects, the International Alliance for Interoperability, and the International Development Research Council. He has lectured nationally on such topics as project delivery approaches, managing the risk of the design and construction process, and outsourcing trends. Mr. Young holds a bachelor of arts degree from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.